Chillingham Castle has a couple of stories, the first is that Lady Mary Berkeley roams there searching for her husband. She lived in a painting and would emerge from it, she was actually popular with the children that would wait around for her to be seen.

Apart from that there is a record of the Blue Boy, he was heard at night crying in agony or fear.

The sounds came from a 10 foot thick tower wall in the ‘Pink Room’, and a soft halo of light would appear around the four poster bed. A report of a young boy dressed in blue was spotted, shimmering beside that spot.

In the 1920’s workmen cut through a passage and found the bones of a boy with blue fragments of clothing on it.

The bones were buried and the wailing ceased, however there are still reports of blue halo’s and lights from time to time.

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  1. Neil says:

    The Blue Boy is also a painting by Thomas Gainsborough. This then led my thoughts onto another strange occurrence – The curse of the crying boy, which swept Britain in the mid 1970’s. The idea that a painting of a crying boy could cause a house fire made my mother get rid of the one we had.

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